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The Gildhouse, Poundstock

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Address: St. Winwaloe Church, Bude EX23 0AX, England
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Description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, Open on...
The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, Open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm from Easter until the end of October. Free admission, guided tours etc plus a full education programme for schools, history groups and WIs etc.
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A little piece of history.

The guildhouse is unique, a beautiful setting, lots of history, great place to visit especially when there is a tudor day.It can be hired for events,there are 2 rooms and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
JandYCawson
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Cornwall England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The guildhouse is unique, a beautiful setting, lots of history, great place to visit especially when there is a tudor day.It can be hired for events,there are 2 rooms and a kitchen and it makes a special venue especially for a wedding reception or other celebration.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a gem in Cornwall and UK. A Tudor building, simple and beautiful. Great venue for weddings, baptisms, dinners and parties. I has a massive parking space and it is far enough from neighbours so that music can be played. The building itself has got European prize for its great state. I have had parties, children baptism and dinners... More 

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EandGJ, Management committee member at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Ruben Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse. It certainly is ideal for parties of any type. Of course the Gildhouse is also worth a visit during the summer to see and hear about the fascinating history of the 460 year old building. The award winning restoration we did in 2008 gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We often go to the Gildhouse when we're in the area visiting family. It's always a fascinating place to be, full of character, history and a warm welcome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We dropped into the Poundstock Gildhouse when staying nearby. We were on a walk to Millook Bay. The Gildhouse is only open on a Wednesday and we got there just as it was closing. However the very charming ladies invited us in and gave us a quick tour of this lovely old medieval building. There are events throughout the year... More 

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Sorry that you arrived a bit late to have a good look around. We would love to open for longer but we are totally reliant on volunteers to do everything in the Gildhouse, including staffing the open days and... More 

Bude, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been on several school trips to the Gild House to study Tudor life. The children and adults a like thoroughly enjoyed the experience.thanks to all the volunteers we studied both poor and rich Tudor life. The children made bread, ginger beer and cob bricks. They also learnt Tudor dances and played Tudor games, all in all a great... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a lovely morning visiting this superb attraction. Made very welcome given tea and biscuits and a great history on the building. Only open on Wednesdays but if you nature near go and have al look.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went on a visit to see the Gildhouse and were given tea and biscuits after we had had a guided tour around the top of the building. We then went downstairs and were allowed to try on some of the Tudor clothing which was great fun. A gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We recently hosted a wonderful birthday party for our mother with about 60 family and friends attending. The small team of volunteers who have restored this special Tudor building have managed to retain the building's magic, yet still provide a venue which comfortably accommodated our party. The Gildhouse looked stunning, inside and out, on the day making it a truly... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a wonderful hidden away place. My daughter loves history so we decided to visit The Gildhouse, The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter was able to dress up in Tudor costumes which she loved. For our daughter it was one of the best part of our holiday, and truly worth a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Really interesting and pretty Gildhouse, located in the picturesque grounds of an equally old and interesting village church. The two volunteers on duty (Sally and Tim) were very informative and enthusiastic, particularly when it came to dressing us up in the mock Tudor robes they keep on site! Free coffee and tea although donations are gratefully accepted and well worth... More 

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Just one thing - it was Sandy and not Sally who, with Tim, were the guides for your visit. They are two of a small band of volunteers who spend a lot of time supporting the Gildhouse in various... More 

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Address: St. Winwaloe Church, Bude EX23 0AX, England
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